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The ADAA is a professional organization for dental assistants. It celebrates its 97th year in 2022. President Mary Beth Sjoka identifies its mission as advancing the careers of dental assistants and advocating for the dental assisting profession in matters of education, professional activities, credentialing, and legislation. To promote the ideals and growth of the Association which aids in the accessibility and delivery of quality oral health care to the public. Dental Assistants perform highly technical skilled work under the supervision of dentists in a wide variety of tasks in the dental office, ranging from patient care to administrative duties to laboratory functions.

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ADAA E-learning System is Restored

March 24, 2023

The ADAA E-learning System has been restored and is now operational.

ADAA E-learning System is Restored

Letter From Leadership: Mary Beth Sojka

February 2023

As we begin a new year, we have the opportunity to refresh, improve, expand and update – ourselves, our environments, and our relationships to name a few. As your president and a member of the newly installed Board of Directors, we are looking at all ADAA’s programs and services to ensure the value of your membership.

Letter From Leadership: Mary Beth Sojka

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 March 2023 
April 18, 2023
7:00PM - 8:00PM EDT

Radiation Safety and You

Presenter: Sarah Stream, MPH, CDIPC, CDA, FADAA


This course is designed for dental providers that may expose radiographs.

April 20, 2023
7:00PM - 8:00PM EDT

Better, Faster, Safer Dentistry

Presenter: Ms Kristina Howard, Dentsply Sirona